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Worker killed in World Cup stadium accident

World Cup 2014 stadium safety has taken a blow as another worker has been hospitalized by injuries related to the building of Arena Amazonia.

A 55-year-old, named in media reports as Antonio Jose Pita Martins, was photographed being rushed in hospital Friday.

The press office for the project management of the stadium in Manaus, UGP Copa, confirmed the outsourced worker is alive, sedated and set to go into the hospital's Intensive Care Unit.

The state's health secretary, Wilson Alecrim, said that Martins has bruised his right shoulder, is suffering respiration issues and has severe head trauma.

Friday's accident is the latest in a number of incidents at stadiums being built for the World Cup. Most notably, two people died when a crane collapsed in Sao Paulo, destroying a section of the recently built stadium.

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